Monday, February 6, 2012

The Plum Is My Favorite Fruit...

Worn to work Monday, February 6



Dress-Made to Measure/Boots-LOFT/Jewelry-Macy's, gift from boys

After Alex was born, 3 years ago, I bought this dress and wore it a ton.  But somehow, it got relegated to the back of my closet...not to be found again until I stumbled upon it while cleaning the closet a few weeks ago.  When I used to wear it, I never thought of belting it, but since entering the world of fashion blogging, I have learned to embrace the world of the belt. Since this dress is purple, ruffly and girly, I tried to de-frill-ify the dress by cinching it with a chunky belt and hammered silver bracelet.  My boys bought me this bracelet for Valentine's Day...Alex picked it out and could not wait to give it to me...
love it!!

Two other things that I love...
I stopped by the Clinique counter at Macy's last week, just looking for a replacement tube of my old standby Black Honey.  But, I am never one to pass a gift-with-purchase, I picked up this tube of Plum Nude.  This color works perfectly for me...perfect plumy pink shade...not to dark...slightly sheer...

Love me Vitamin Water Zero!! I must drink about three a day.  Drinking perfection...multiple great flavors...no added sugar...2 grams carbs...toms of helpful vitamins.  I can delude myself that at least while drinking I am doing something good for my body...multitasking...kind of!

I was right...the crappy feeling I had Friday developed into a full blown weekend of the sickies.  Spent most of the weekend on the couch in my comfy clothes napping and watching tv.  The sinus congestion that was ailing me over the weekend has now drained into my nose and throat...so I am still feeling pretty icky.
So, off to bed!!

10 comments:

Rebekah said...

Cute dress!! And your boys have great taste--that bracelet is pretty awesome.

LyddieGal said...

great that you were able to fall back in love with an old staple and see it in a new way! the color does look great on you!

Chic on the Cheap

Tysie said...

What a sweet gift from your little man! That color is gorgeous on you... and I can't wait to get to the Clinique counter (love me some black honey). Hope you start feeling better soon :)

Lindsey N. said...

Love the collar detail on this. So pretty!

XOXO, Lindsey

Melissa said...

Goodness that dress is amazing on you! And I'm glad you belted it!

I'm sorry you were sick over the weekend. The silver lining is that you didn't have to take vacation or sick time from work for it, I guess. Hope you feel better soon!

Rebecca said...

That dress is really cute, and purple is a good color on you.

Laurel said...

Yes! Plum is one of my favorite neutrals too. I love it with green...

Tara said...

Oh, lady...I hope you start feeling better soon. Being sick is never, ever fun.

I love this color purple on you...the dress is just so gorgeous!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Sorry you were feeling sick this weekend, love this dress though! The neckline is so detailed and pretty. Ohhh, can you believe that I have never tasted Vitamin Water Zero?! But now I totally want to :)

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Shea said...

Wow, I love that dress--the color and pretty neckline detailing are so pretty! And those boys picked out a great bracelet!